Professional Ski Racer & Outdoor Lover
Growing up in Jackson Hole with a name like Breezy basically solidified a bright future as an outdoor athlete. Breezy first fell in love with alpine ski racing at a young age and never looked back. At age 18 she qualified for the U.S. Ski Team, started racing on the World Cup circuit at age 19 and qualified for her first Olympic Team in 2018 at age 21. She went on to finish 7th and 14th in the Downhill and Super G respectively. After fighting back from two serious knee injuries, Breezy returned to competition just before the pandemic picked up, with two fifth place finishes in some of her first races back. During the 2021 season she podiumed at the World Cup four times in a row, finishing the season ranked 4th in world.
Follow Breezy's season on Instagram @breezyjohnsonski
What does living the mountain life mean to you?
Living the mountain life isn't the easiest path, but the beautiful ones rarely are. The mountain life to me means freedom and empowerment to both challenge yourself and find something that is always larger (both physically and metaphorically) than you are.
What's one of the best decisions you've ever made?
Choosing the unconventional path and getting an ACL repair rather than a reconstruction.
Describe what your perfect day in the outdoors looks like.
In the summer: Getting up super early, hiking or running to an amazing spot, probably involving water, either a freezing lake or a desolate hot springs ideally around sunrise. Jumping in. And then running/hiking back!
What's one reason you love working with Stio?
I feel like growing up and being influenced so much by Jackson Stio was the perfect fit. Stio is Jackson. And I think I also am Jackson.
Do you have any goals or objectives for the coming year?
With the Olympics this winter that is a huge goal of mine. I feel poised to win a medal and I am working as hard as I can to ensure it, and hopefully make it gold. I also am looking toward the season as an opportunity to win the Downhill globe on the World Cup circuit.
How do you create balance in your life?
I honestly find that not having complete balance is okay. I am a very athletic person and that's okay with me. But I always try to find peace and I do that by going outside.
What styles (Stio products) are you most excited about this season, and where will you be taking them?
I am really excited about the stretch puffier!
What does Let The Outside In mean to you?
Let The Outside In means making the outdoors a cornerstone of your life.
Any other stories, facts, insights or advice you want to share with people?
I always find words to live by as 'if you're going through hell keep going' I have kept plugging through hard times in my life and it helped me get where I am today.